This a long-line, strapless bra. It has unlined lace ,underwired cups with 2 support 'bones' that run vetically, top to bottom through the cups. These cups are meant to fully encompass and give extra support to the breasts with it being a 'strapless bra'. It has a 2" elastic bottom band, side boning and 7 hook and eye fasteners in the back. Also a cut little bow at the top of the 11" center gore. This bra feels like a typical goddess bra. Not real soft but really supportive.
Thisis a very nice looking Corset. However the fit is all wrong for me. I'm not surprised because it is not anywhere close to my size, but i got it for free. Way to big in the band, I could fit my whole fist under it. And the cups are too small. Also, the cuts are too short for my tall roots and cut into my breasts.
I normally wear a 28-30 E-F and have been trying to find a strapless bra (using a bustier for extra security). Almost all the others run small in the band and cup, but not this one. This is definitely designed for the extra big ladies in mind and runs almost larger than expected in everything, so it didn't fit me at all.. The fabric is scratchy and uncomfortable, and it has the MOST uncomfortable ribbing and gore of any bra I've ever tried. The cup width stretches easily an additional 2cm when te bra is tight. Doesn't look that nice either and is so full-cup high that it would probably peak above most of the tops I would be needing a strapless bra for anyways. Definitely a pass. Maybe I'll just try a larger Felina Essentials longline...
For the record, the tag says 36FF, not H. I needed a longline for under my wedding dress (I don't have the time or patience to sew a new corset before then), and this was in my budget, pretty, and the closest I could get to a proper size. This bra is serviceable. There's some quadboob, and the gore doesn't tack, but you won't notice under my dress, and I'm sure not going braless. I'm also in the process of altering it so the neckline is lower. For anyone wondering, the bones are flat steel, not plastic. A good sign, except that they aren't fully encased in some ...areas and will probably poke through the lace.
Fit: go up a band if you care to breathe, it will still be *plenty* tight. Cups are large I'd say. A brand comparison chart at herroom.com puts this cup at a UK F, which I'm far from but still manage to make work. Value: decent if you pay full price ($50), great if you snag it on eBay/amazon/somewhere else for less than $30. Quality: pretty good, if I weren't already taking it apart to alter I'd still reinforce the area where the bones meet the bottom of the underwire. Comfort: it's a longline, so don't expect to be doing cartwheels, but it's not bad. Easily worn all day, but break it in a little first if it's for something important like a wedding. Read more 133 more words
For a larger busted woman, this is the best strapless longline bra I needed a strapless bra for a dress that was off the shoulder and it worked great. Also, I never thought I would ever be able to wear anything strapless in my bra size but this bra fits so well I can now wear strapless tops and dresses. Note band run tight and I had to go up a band size. Cups are very generous, I normally wear a 40K and the FF cups fit perfect.